The 100 Largest Companies In Michigan For 2021

By Chris Kolmar - Jun. 7, 2021

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If you live in Michigan and you’re looking for a job, you have come to the right place.

Because, sure, you can google things like ‘biggest companies in Michigan’ and get a fairly long list of companies with a lot of employees, or perhaps that have the biggest names — but here, we bring you the companies with the most current employees that are actually headquartered in Michigan.

Below, we’ll give you a complete list of Michigan’s 100 largest companies, but first, here’s a look at the top 10:

  1. Ford Motor Company
  2. General Motors
  3. Lear
  4. Whirlpool
  5. Meijer
  6. The Dow Chemical Company
  7. Key Safety Systems
  8. Federal-Mogul
  9. Kellogg’s
  10. Cooper-Standard Automotive

Ford Motor Company comes in at the top, with more current employees than any other company in the state. We’ll get to specifics in a moment; first, here’s a look at our methodology.

How we identified the biggest companies in Michigan

Here at Zippia we have developed a database of over 250,000 companies that spans the entire country.

For this report, we looked at the companies headquartered in Michigan with at least 100 employees. That left us with 1,043 companies.

We then ranked each company from most to least current employees to determine the biggest companies in Michigan.

As it turns out, Ford Motor Company looks to the be the biggest company in Michigan clocking in with 199,000 employees.

Now, check out how the 100 biggest companies in Michigan ranked.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Michigan job scene here:

Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Michigan

Rank Company City Employees
1 Ford Motor Company Dearborn 199,000
2 General Motors Detroit 173,000
3 Lear Southfield 165,000
4 Whirlpool Benton Harbor 92,000
5 Meijer Grand Rapids 77,000
6 The Dow Chemical Company Midland 54,000
7 Key Safety Systems Auburn Hills 50,000
8 Federal-Mogul Southfield 48,600
9 Kellogg’s Battle Creek 32,944
10 Cooper-Standard Automotive Novi 32,000
11 Spectrum Health Hospitals Grand Rapids 30,000
12 BorgWarner Auburn Hills 29,000
13 Professional Educational Services Group Caledonia 28,740
14 Con-way Ann Arbor 27,900
15 McLaren Health Care Grand Blanc 26,000
16 Domino’s Pizza Ann Arbor 26,000
17 American Axle Manufacturing, Detroit 25,000
18 Penske Automotive Group Bloomfield Hills 25,000
19 Ilitch Holdings Detroit 23,000
20 MANN+Hummel Portage 20,535
21 Mindtree Warren 20,204
22 American Mitsuba Mount Pleasant 19,555
23 Stryker Kalamazoo 19,232
24 Hanson Logistics Saint Joseph 19,000
25 Gordon Food Service Grand Rapids 19,000
26 Cape Industries Warren 18,000
27 St. John Providence Warren 17,806
28 Maytag Benton Harbor 17,800
29 AEES Farmington Hills 17,000
30 Learning Care Group Novi 17,000
31 Guardian Industries Auburn Hills 17,000
32 Amway Ada 17,000
33 Henry Ford Health System Detroit 17,000
34 Michigan State University East Lansing 16,949
35 KitchenAid Benton Harbor 16,700
36 Marcus Hamburgers Detroit 15,700
37 Michigan State Police Lansing 15,477
38 Dart Container Mason 15,000
39 Robert Bosch Farmington Hills 14,396
40 Alticor Ada 14,000
41 Dura Automotive Systems Auburn Hills 13,580
42 Steelcase Grand Rapids 12,650
43 Detroit Receiving Hospital Detroit 12,000
44 Denso International America Southfield 12,000
45 SpartanNash Grand Rapids 11,950
46 Gentherm Northville 11,685
47 Inteva Products Troy 11,500
48 HCL Global Systems Farmington Hills 11,000
49 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Detroit 10,880
50 DTE Energy Detroit 10,600
51 Quicken Loans Detroit 10,000
52 Nexteer Automotive Saginaw 10,000
53 Visteon Wayne 10,000
54 Eberspacher Novi 9,862
55 Universal Forest Products Grand Rapids 9,300
56 Beaumont Health Troy 9,200
57 La-Z-Boy Monroe 8,950
58 Bronson Healthcare Group Kalamazoo 8,910
59 Ally Financial Detroit 8,200
60 Meritor Troy 8,200
61 Holland Holland 8,000
62 Brose North America Auburn Hills 8,000
63 Acument Global Technologies Sterling Heights 7,970
64 CMS Energy Jackson 7,887
65 Kelly Services Troy 7,800
66 Tower International Livonia 7,600
67 Herman Miller Zeeland 7,478
68 Consumers Energy Jackson 7,308
69 Lineage Logistics Novi 7,200
70 Irvin Products Pontiac 7,000
71 Henniges Automotive Auburn Hills 7,000
72 Munson Healthcare Traverse City 6,966
73 Maxion Wheels Northville 6,400
74 Universal Logistics Holdings Warren 6,275
75 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo 6,250
76 Magna Mirrors of America Kentwood 6,000
77 Little Caesars Detroit 6,000
78 Tecumseh Products Ann Arbor 5,800
79 Dialog Direct Highland Park 5,700
80 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant 5,500
81 Childtime Childcare Novi 5,500
82 Gentex Zeeland 5,315
83 Toyoda Gosei Co Troy 5,292
84 Sparrow Health System Lansing 5,260
85 Auto-Owners Insurance Lansing 5,227
86 BELFOR USA Group Birmingham 5,084
87 MidMichigan Health Midland 5,050
88 Champion Homes Auburn Hills 5,000
89 Champion Enterprises Troy 5,000
90 Light Grand Haven 5,000
91 Absopure Water Company Plymouth 4,519
92 Dayco Troy 4,500
93 Acro Service Livonia 4,500
94 Oakland University Rochester 4,500
95 National Heritage Academies Grand Rapids 4,500
96 MNP Utica 4,500
97 Percepta Dearborn 4,450
98 Horizon Global Plymouth 4,250
99 Labelle Management Mount Pleasant 4,200
100 Stoneridge Novi 4,200

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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